Yellowstone to Yukon: Fiber of Life
- Yellowstone to Yukon: Fiber of Life
- Join us for the Artist Reception on September 11, in Jackson, WY, to experience nature through Doris Florig's world of tapestry art and fiber sculptures.
- Sep 11, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Canada/Mountain / UTC-600)
- Murie Center of the Teton Science Schools, 1 Murie Ranch Rd, Moose WY
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Join us for the Artist Reception on September 11, in Jackson, WY, to experience nature through Doris Florig's world of tapestry art and fiber sculptures.
(Special hour for young families: 10:30 am - 11:30 am.)
Doris Florig's Yellowstone to Yukon: Fiber of Life weaves together the common threads of wildlife and art, connecting us to landscapes and wildlife of global importance through fiber art.
Doris Florig has created a delighful, fantastical installation that visitors can interact with as they explore the unique flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Area. Highlighing the significance of our area's wildlife and the spiritual, ecological, and community connection they hold from Yellowstone to Yukon, the exhibit includes a life-size bison mount, a mountain goat, a grizzly bear, a grove of 8 foot tall aspen trees and limber pines, a stream lined with felted river rocks, and possibly a felted sculpture of the famous Mammoth Terraces of Yellowstone.
Doris Florig's fiber art presents an opportunity to explore the relationship between wildlife and art. Tangible and tactile, Florig's art allows the public to immerse themselves in three dimensional art for a hands on learning experience. Doris Florig has been a fiber artist since the 1970's, traveling the world learning traditional techniques from the indigenous people who represent a multitude of cultures. She adapts these traditional skills to meet her needs in producing her own style of tapestry art and fiber sculptures. Inspired by their vision to connect and protect habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.